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Daniil Kvyat Making Cup Debut at Indy

Former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat will join Team Hezeberg for his first career NASCAR start during the NASCAR Cup Series’ race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the team announced July 26.

Kvyat, who has 110 starts in F1 and three podium finishes, will take the wheel of the No. 26 Toyota this weekend as a second entry for Team Hezeberg.

The team has also entered driver Loris Hezemans into this weekend’s road course event in its usual No. 27.

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The Russian’s last start in F1 came during the 2020 season finale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix while driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda.

Team Hezeberg has made three starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, with its best result coming in this year’s Daytona 500 when Jacques Villeneuve finished 22nd.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after writing for IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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